Positive signs ahead of annual ewe fair

By DAVID HILL Favourable weather conditions and strong meat prices mean there is plenty of optimism ahead of this month's Hawarden Ewe Fair. Stock agents are...

`Easy care’ sheep to go on sale

By DAVID HILL "Shedding sheep" will be the focus of a sale at the Hawarden Saleyards next week. Hazlett Livestock will host its first annual "shedding...

Business as usual under Covid

By DAVID HILL While it is largely business as usual for the region's farmers, Covid-19 is having an impact on the rural sector. While the move...

Targeting domestic timber delivers results

By Shelley Topp A decision to develop Jimmy's Creek Forest, near Motunau in North Canterbury, with the New Zealand domestic market in mind has been...

Private wells need to be tested

By DAVID HILL Raising public awareness around nitrate contamination in private wells is a good thing, says Michael Blackwell. The Waimakariri Zone Committee chairperson was responding...

Help available as drought bites

By DAVID HILL North Canterbury farmers are being advised to prepare for the worst as dry conditions continue to bite. Support is available, but farmers need...

Beginners luck for sheep dog Winn

By DAVID HILL Sheep dog Winn is a winner. Competing in his first sheep dog trial event at the Oxford A&P Show on Saturday, April 3,...

Dry conditions are beginning to bite

Dry . . . North Canterbury farmers are looking to the heavens for rain to boost growth and kick winter feed crops along. Photo:...

Schools perform well in agrikids contest

By DAVID HILL A small North Canterbury school exceeded its expectations at last month's young farmers event. Waikari School, which has just 37 pupils, entered three...

Roddy gets a shear of the action

Blow by blow .. Roddy Kidd, aged 84, picked up a hand-piece for the first time in 25 years to shear a sheep at...
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